Watermark Designs, the Brooklyn-based manufacturer and designer of faucets, fixtures and accessories for residential and commercial properties, has teamed up with renowned architect, interior designer and product designer Barry Goralnick on a bathroom collection that elevates the industrial trend by adding a level of sophistication and luxury.
The new collection, according to Barry Goralnick, is the “definition of my signature statement, Blended Modern.” With its nod to traditional and industrial design, the collection has one foot in the past and one in the future.
An accomplished architect, interior designer and product designer, Goralnick marks his first foray into plumbing products, choosing to work with Watermark Designs for several reasons: the brand’s designs are forward-looking with their use of textures, finishes and choices beyond what some larger brands offer. It was important to Goralnick that Watermark hand-crafts their products in Brooklyn, as the collaborators could meet more easily to work through any design or technical challenges.
The James Collection is complete with both knobs and lever faucets, towel bars, toilet paper holders, shower faucetry and hardware, and more. Manufactured from solid brass, the knobs are gear-like, which gives them a deeper, more intricate visual and tactile appeal. When seen in a two-toned finish, the handle becomes even more luxurious and multi-dimensional.